Central Region Upcoming Events
FIDF Central Region is excited to sponsor LATKEPALOOZA 2014!
This event will take place on December 24, 2014 at The Underground.
Come join FIDF and celebrate!
Register at www.latkepalooza.com.
Articles & Past Events
Michigan Chapter hosted its 18th Annual Gala
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Michigan Chapter’s Annual Gala Dinner raised more than $1 million for wellbeing programs for the brave men and women of the IDF. More than 850 FIDF supporters from across the state gathered at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Walled Lake for the Gala, which honored Enid and Gary Goodman, and Teri and Mark Goodman.
Mark and Gary have traveled to Israel with FIDF missions and have seen first-hand how Israeli soldiers work tirelessly to protect the Jewish homeland and its people. They take great pride in being Jewish and supporting the local Jewish community, as well as the State of Israel.
In wake of Gaza Operation,
FIDF Supporters from Chicago
Honor and Support IDF Soldiers
Oct. 30, Chicago – Close to 1,000 prominent lay leaders and supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) from the Chicago area raised $2 million last night at their annual event in support of wellbeing and educational programs for the men and women of the IDF.
Chicago Womens’s Brigade Annual Benefit For the IDF
$65,000 RAISED AT THE FRIENDS OF THE IDF CHICAGO WOMEN’S BRIGADE ANNUAL BENEFIT.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Central Region Women’s Brigade hosted the Women’s Brigade Annual Benefit on June 24, where over 130 women from around the Chicago land area gathered to raise $65,000 for the FIDF LEGACY Program. The FIDF LEGACY Program benefits families of fallen IDF soldiers. The event hosted IDF Wounded Veteran Ron Weinreich, and featured a silent auction...
Evanston businessman organizes aid to Israeli soldiers
Richard Sincere has traveled regularly to Israel since studying in Tel Aviv in the early ’70s, but it was one excursion in particular that left a lasting impact on the Evanston resident and businessman.
212,000 RAISED AT FRIENDS OF THE IDF (FIDF) PALM SPRINGS BENEFIT FOR ISRAEL’S SOLDIERS
$212,000 was raised at the Friends of the IDF (FIDF) Palm Springs Benefit for Israel’s soldiers on February 26, 2014 at the Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. More than 100 FIDF supporters gathered at the event, where they had the opportunity to meet and hear from keynote speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, Head of the Interactive Media Branch at the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
FIDF Central Region hosted 44 legacy children
Earlier this month, the FIDF Central Region hosted 44 children of fallen IDF soldiers for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah trip of a lifetime. Through the LEGACY program, these children are able to enjoy a two week summer camp in the US alongside peers who have shared similar experiences.
Friends of the IDF Chicago Women’s Brigade Raised $60,000 for Children of Fallen Israeli Soldiers
Chicago, IL, July 2, 2013 – Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) Central Region Women’s Brigade hosted ‘Ladies Night Out,’ on June 26th, at the Art Center of Highland Park in Highland Park, IL, where over 100 women from around the Chicagoland area gathered to raise money for the FIDF LEGACY Program. The program benefits families of fallen IDF soldiers. Over $60,000 was raised at the event, which included a fashion show by the well-known boutique on Chicago’s North Shore, Frances Heffernan. Read More
Israel’s Vice Prime Minister Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Ya’alon attends FIDF Annual Dinner in Chicago with IDF soldiers
Israel’s Vice Prime Minister and Former IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Ya’alon, was the keynote speaker at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Central Region Annual Dinner that took place Monday, October 29th, at the Hilton Chicago.
1.6 Million Raised at FIDF Central Region Event With Former Israel Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni
On Sunday, August 5, 2012 more than 175 attendees helped raise $1.6M in support of Israel’s soldiers at the 2012 FIDF Summer Benefit for Israel’s Soldiers hosted by Liora and Jerry Mizel.
Central Region Welcomes the 2012 LEGACY Program
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the Central Region’s LEGACY Program welcomed 41 campers and 11 counselors from Israel. Campers and counselors were greeted at the home of Kim and Adi Mor and were treated to some snacks after their long journey.
FIDF Central Region Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
Friends of the IDF, Central Region held its inaugural celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut on Wednesday, May 3rd at Moriah Congregation in Deerfield. Steve Blonder of Much Shelist and a member of the Central Region Board of Directors chaired the event which featured special guests IMPACT! graduate Alona Poupesheva and Israeli media personality Yishai Fleisher.
FIDF Central Region’s Real Estate and Finance Battalions Host 2nd Annual March Madness Event
On March 20th, the Central Region chapter’s Real Estate and Finance Battalions hosted their 2nd annual March Madness Networking Event at Bull & Bear Bar in downtown Chicago.
FIDF Central Region Hosts 3rd Annual Palm Springs Event
On February 22nd, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) hosted its 3rd annual community event in Palm Springs, CA for many of Chicago’s snow-birds.
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